Poll: Warren closes in on Biden's lead

Poll: Warren closes in on Biden's lead
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenHarris joins women's voter mobilization event also featuring Pelosi, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda Judd Gregg: The Kamala threat — the Californiaization of America GOP set to release controversial Biden report MORE (D-Mass.) has closed in on former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenOmar fires back at Trump over rally remarks: 'This is my country' Trump mocks Biden appearance, mask use ahead of first debate Trump attacks Omar for criticizing US: 'How did you do where you came from?' MORE’s lead in the Democratic presidential primary as the two top-tier candidates pull ahead of the rest of the field, according to a new poll. 

Biden and Warren are both the first-choice candidate of 25 percent of Democratic voters, based on an Economist-YouGov poll released Wednesday. 

Biden had been at 25 percent in last week’s poll, but it’s a 6-point jump for Warren, who was at 19 percent last week.

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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice Bernie Sanders warns of 'nightmare scenario' if Trump refuses election results Harris joins women's voter mobilization event also featuring Pelosi, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda MORE (I-Vt.) trails the leading Democrats by 9 points, at 16 percent. It’s a 1-point drop for Sanders, based on the weekly poll tracker. 

South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice Hillicon Valley: FBI, DHS warn that foreign hackers will likely spread disinformation around election results | Social media platforms put muscle into National Voter Registration Day | Trump to meet with Republican state officials on tech liability shield Facebook takes down Chinese network targeting Philippines, Southeast Asia and the US MORE (D) and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisButtigieg stands in as Pence for Harris's debate practice First presidential debate to cover coronavirus, Supreme Court Harris joins women's voter mobilization event also featuring Pelosi, Gloria Steinem, Jane Fonda MORE (D-Calif.) round out the top of the field at 7 percent and 6 percent, respectively. 

No other candidate polled above 2 percent. 

Warren’s support is also more evenly distributed between Americans of different ages, while Biden’s support is largest among older voters and Sanders is most popular with younger Democrats, based on the poll.  

The poll found Warren has 24 percent support among voters 18 to 29 and 31 percent from voters 65 and older. Biden has just 9 percent of support from voters 18 to 29, and Sanders has just 5 percent of voters 65 and older. 

Biden maintains the largest support from black voters, though, at 34 percent, based on the poll. 

The poll was conducted from Sept. 22 to 24. It surveyed 1,500 people and 1,198 registered voters. There is a margin of error of 2.8 percentage points and 2.9 percentage points for registered voters.